My father has owned a lot of cars in his lifetime, but he has always insisted that his S30 was the purest of driving experiences, despite it not being the fastest car he had owned. I've never had the opportunity to experience one first hand, this particular chassis aims to remedy that issue.
We purchased two 72's from Austin, Texas approximately two years ago, they are twins in every way imaginable. The chassis that this topic is based on, is the one that required the least amount of work to the floors. Ironically, both of the front floors are shot, but this Z in particular happens to have a better rear section.
I'm starting from scratch, I've torn it down and need to build it back up. I intend to build it as a street car with some interesting changes made along the way. I won't bore you with the teardown, it's the same with every car, rather, I will start from the bare shell I have now.
We built a rotisserie to aid in the restoration, so most of the major reconstruction will happen on this piece of kit. Now for the interesting bit.
Keep in mind, my father is helping with this project, but it's up to me to do most of the work. This is a project that is meant to test me on my ability to adapt to new situations and overcome. I'm 19, with one year of autobody school under my belt. I'm going to channel all of my experience and knowledge into this, and hopefully, it will turn out to be one of the nicest S30's in the GVRD (Vancouver etc.)
Stripped and waiting to be placed on the rotisserie
On the rotisserie
Floors out with the help of my dad
Stripping the undercarriage and the start of some more cutting.
And finally, tonight, more deconstruction. We have a parts car coming in to source better quarter panels from, they're going to be installed using factory spot weld points.